climate change

Rebecca Thiele / Indiana Public Broadcasting

The Lafayette City Council has begun the process of crafting its own climate change resolution, similar to language passed by the West Lafayette Council earlier this fall.

Mayor Tony Roswarski presented that idea to the council Monday night at its monthly meeting, but says he doesn’t have specifics in place yet.

Scientists say climate change is shifting the migration patterns of some birds — and if they can’t adapt to those changes, they may not survive. Indiana University has set up two antennas to help track birds as they pass through. 

Climate change is expected to mean more flooding in Indiana and that could put the state’s hazardous waste sites — and the people who live near them — at risk. That’s according to a new report on Superfunds from the Government Accountability Office. 

Every city in Indiana can now see how climate change will affect them in the future — and what they can do to prepare. Indiana University researchers unveiled a tool Tuesday called the Hoosier Resilience Index

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

The West Lafayette City Council is considering a resolution which sounds good on its face – reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 20% at a time, repeated every four years. But this week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with John Dennis about whether that’s feasible even once, let alone in ongoing fashion.

This spring's wet weather and flooding challenged Indiana farmers trying to plant their crops with enough time for them to fully grow. Many delayed planting, some grew no crops at all. 

Hoosiers Rally Around Indiana For Climate Change Action

Sep 21, 2019
Rebecca Thiele / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Hundreds of young people gathered in front of the Indiana Statehouse on Friday to demand action on climate change. This is the second Youth Climate Strike at the capitol in about six months. 

“Personally I think we’re going to come back here as many times as we need until our message gets across,” says co-organizer Daniel Tanner, a sophomore at Carmel High School.

Agriculture accounts for about 9 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. A recent United Nations climate report says to reduce those emissions, people need to eat less meat. 

Indiana ranks 14th for asthma-related deaths in the U.S. In 2016, there were about six times as many tick-borne illnesses in the state than there were a decade before. Health experts say rising temperatures are making these issues and others worse — and it’s time the U.S. addressed them. 

For many students in Indiana, eighth grade is the first and last time that they’ll focus on climate change in class. It's the only class required for all students that specifically talks about climate change in the Indiana education standards. Many high school students are encouraged to take courses that prepare them for college like chemistry and biology, instead of environmental science. 

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